iPod exploded in Britain, Apple seals it

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  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003


    Category: Apple Hardware
    Link: iPod exploded in Britain, Apple seals it
    Description:: Apple attempted to silence a father and daughter with a gagging order after the child's iPod music player exploded and the family sought a refund from the company, The Times reported on Monday.

    New Apple iPod Nanos are seen during an unveiling in San Francisco, California September 5, 2007. Aston Martin nudged out the iPod music player and video Web site YouTube in the 2007 list of the top 500 coolest brands in Britain from consulting firm Coolbrands. (Reuters Photo / Robert Galbraith)
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    According to The Times, an 11-year-old girl's iPod exploded last month. Her father contacted Apple executives after twists and turns to learn that Apple denied liability but offered a refund on the condition that were willing to sign a settlement form.

    The case echoes previous circumstances in which Apple attempted to hush up incidents when its devices overheated.

    The proposed agreement, however, would leave them open to legal action if they ever disclosed the terms of the settlement.

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  2. theheadguy macrumors 65816

    Apr 26, 2005
    These exploding devices give apple's commericals with colour splatter around the apple logo new meaning to me... but honestly, does this surprise anyone? Attention defenders of the super clean apple reputation, start up your engines. :)
  3. impierced macrumors 6502


    Sep 30, 2002
    True, but I would like to point out that the father did drop the device prior to it making a hissing noise and then 'sploding. Dropping an electronic device that has an internal battery might yield unfortunate results in rare situations.
  4. PCMacUser macrumors 68000


    Jan 13, 2005
    Time for Apple to add a warning to their iPods:


    There are other things that do this too... like nitroglycerine... ;)
  5. bc008 macrumors 68000


    Aug 6, 2007
    I read the title thinking it said, "iPod exploded in Brain". I am not impressed with the actual topic :rolleyes:
  6. impierced macrumors 6502


    Sep 30, 2002
    Heh, my first post was going to say... luckly for the father it wasn't nitroglycerine.
  7. Takuta-Nui macrumors regular

    Apr 30, 2009
    Has this always been an issue with iPods, or is it just because I've started reading this forum that it seems as though this is a rapidly exploding issue?

    Punz r fun.

    I guess it could be blamed on a batch of defective batteries that slipped through the recall of 2006. Hope so - if it were actually some kind of manufacturing or design defect, that'd be even worse.

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